Dinictis, often called the false saber-toothed cat is actually a member of the family Nimravidae. Dinictis lived on the plains of North America 35-40 m. y. a. Ancestors to modern cats, this ancient skull is reminiscent of today's clouded leopard skull (BC-005). About the size of today's cougar, Dinictis had short, powerful legs and a long tail. Unlike extant felines, which walk on their toes, they were more flat-footed. The canines are elongated as with the later occurring saber-toothed cats but not as pronounced.
Skull Length :18cm (7in)
Skull Width :11.43cm (4.5in)
Skull Height :10cm (3.9in)
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